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Hawthorne woman could get 5 years if convicted in texting-while-driving case
contracostatimes.com ^ | 04/05/2012 | Larry Altman

Posted on 04/05/2012 8:27:16 PM PDT by grundle

A Hawthorne woman allegedly texting and driving with her infant daughter in her lap through Torrance faces charges that could send her to jail for five years

Shawndeeia Joann Bowen, 29, of Hawthorne, appeared Thursday for arraignment in Torrance court

Bowen, who has six children, pleaded not guilty and was ordered to return to court on April 12. She remained in custody on more than $130,000 bail.

Bowen was wearing one false eyelash and pink children's elastic underwear on her head when officers pulled her over at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with three children in the car.

"When they stopped her, she had something on her head," Torrance police Lt. Stephen D'anjou said. "They thought it was a hat. When they investigated further they noticed it was her children's underwear."

a motorist called 911 to report seeing the woman texting with an infant in her lap.

The woman's 4-year-old niece was sitting in the car seat in the back. Bowen's 3-year-old daughter was sleeping across the back seat, also unsecured, police said.

Records showed Bowen was on probation from a previous conviction for child abuse.

Her driving record includes two accidents and previous violations for having a defective windshield or rear window, having no insurance, failing to use her safety belts, failing to use child restraints, failing to stop behind a limit line, making an illegal turn against a posted sign, driving with defective lighting equipment, driving with a missing license plate and driving with a suspended license.

Department of Motor Vehicle records showed she repeatedly failed to go to court.

The Torrance City Prosecutor's Office on Thursday charged Bowen with three misdemeanor counts of child endangerment, two counts of violating a court order, and single counts of driving without a valid license and driving with a suspended license.

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1 posted on 04/05/2012 8:27:25 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Shawndeeia ?


2 posted on 04/05/2012 8:31:27 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: grundle

She’s one of the peeps in Maxine Water’s district. Enough said.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 8:36:16 PM PDT by Lucky2 (OMG - 0BAMA MUST GO!)
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To: grundle
Shawndeeia Joann Bowen, 29

Bowen, who has six children

Bowen was wearing one false eyelash and pink children's elastic underwear on her head

Doesn't it make you all feel warm and fuzzy that your tax dollars are going towards this whacked out slob's cell phone & texting bill?

4 posted on 04/05/2012 8:37:41 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: grundle

It sure didn’t take long for the racist media to produce a litany of previous offenses for this poor underpriveleged African-American woman, who obviously couldn’t afford seat belts or windshields. (/s?)


5 posted on 04/05/2012 8:41:26 PM PDT by webheart
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To: grundle

I HIGHLY doubt you would get 5 years for texting and driving.

just driving with a kid in your lap.. 5 is a light sentence.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 9:01:55 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: grundle
No wonder no mention of her race.
7 posted on 04/05/2012 9:06:41 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: grundle

8 posted on 04/05/2012 9:13:43 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

The truly frightening thing- there were actually six men who were willing to have sex with this...um...woman. Even more frightening: it looks like she’s about ready to pop out another one.


9 posted on 04/05/2012 9:14:27 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: grundle
It gets better for this Mother of the Year contender. The reason the 1yr old baby was on her lap while she was driving and texting at the same time, and not in her car seat, according to police :

The seat's buckle was caked with chocolate that appeared to have accumulated over time, D'anjou said

"That buckle has been inoperable for some period of time," D'anjou said. "It never could be buckled because it had so much chocolate gunked up. It looks like caked on."

10 posted on 04/05/2012 9:18:59 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: grundle
A Hawthorne woman allegedly texting and driving with her infant daughter in her lap through Torrance

She needed to. Her airbag was broken.

11 posted on 04/05/2012 9:22:14 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: submarinerswife

http://splicd.com/pZi2og1YQJA/4/8


12 posted on 04/05/2012 9:29:02 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Krankor

That was creepy.


13 posted on 04/05/2012 10:33:52 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: grundle
"When they stopped her, she had something on her head," Torrance police Lt. Stephen D'anjou said. "They thought it was a hat. When they investigated further they noticed it was her children's underwear."

The police may differ but Shawndeeia still thinks it's a hat.

14 posted on 04/06/2012 12:18:13 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: All

Am I alone in my belief that traffic stops should only follow an act that overtly affects the movement of the vehicle; that drivers who stay in their lanes and obey traffic rules should remain unmolested regardless of whatever else they may be doing?


15 posted on 04/06/2012 12:35:13 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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To: All

On reading the article I see that this individual was driving with a child on her lap. As this would inhibit access to the vehicle’s controls by the driver, and permit access to the controls by another, this would IMO necessitate a stop.

The driver’s prior driving record, condition of makeup (fake eyelashes) or other clothing (underwear hat) would not, and the latter two items are not cause for any LEO interference whatsoever.

YMMV.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 12:41:35 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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To: ExGeeEye

Interference? No. But what about gales of uproarious laughter? If anything the police should be cited for not posting a video on Youtube!


17 posted on 04/06/2012 12:55:08 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: cableguymn
I didn't know they made Moochel Boob Belts for Pregnant Women. She is Pregnant in that picture, right?

Six kids huh? Are all the Father's Blind?

18 posted on 04/06/2012 1:00:52 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Krankor
The truly frightening thing- there were actually six men who were willing to have sex with this...um...woman. Even more frightening: it looks like she’s about ready to pop out another one.

"Don't be hatin' 'yo! Yo betta not be dissin' my beyotch!"/s

Yeah, I'm gonna respect a useless eater that has done nothing in life but pop out future inmates and sit on her ass getting fat on my tax dollars. Sickening!

Based on anecdotal observations the 'hood rats' will do it with any female with a heartbeat, no matter how fat and gross. Sickening again!

19 posted on 04/06/2012 2:17:15 AM PDT by Looking4Truth (Peace! Through Superior Firepower...)
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To: ExGeeEye

I believe she was stopped for texting while driving. That’s illegal up here, assume it’s the same in the USA.

Motherhood certainly has come a long way from June Cleaver.

Poor little kids - they don’t stand a chance, through no fault of their own.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 4:31:53 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: grundle

And so we lose our right to use a cell phone while driving because of her? And no...I will never defend texting and driving - those are two different animals.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 5:00:38 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

In Cuba, it is not uncommon to see adults driving around Havana in their beat-up 1960s Ladas with a child on the driver’s or the passenger’s lap. We called them “third world airbags.”


22 posted on 04/06/2012 5:05:29 AM PDT by Ax
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To: cableguymn

Is that the latest maternity top?!


23 posted on 04/06/2012 5:24:27 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Ax

“We called them “third world airbags.””

Probably safer for everyone than today’s pyrotechnics that fire off just as you crash.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 5:28:25 AM PDT by BobL
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To: grundle

One of Holder’s people almost hit my wife and daughter yesterday while texting. His Lexus SUV was doing 15 over the speed limit and he hit a carload of little old ladies right behind my wife’s car. He knocked the little old ladies backward and into a phone pole before rolling the Lexus. We have to start doing more than just wagging a finger at this activity.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 5:55:04 AM PDT by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: submarinerswife
Bowen, who has six children

And she's all tattooed all over her chest. Where does she get the money for that? I'll bet she has a 56" LCD TV at home and full Comcast channels. We truly live in an idocracy. (a must see movie) This moron is popping out kids that the taxpayers are undoubtedly paying for


26 posted on 04/06/2012 6:04:48 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: TigersEye
The police may differ but Shawndeeia still thinks it's a hat.


I don't laugh out loud by myself too often. LOL!
27 posted on 04/06/2012 6:20:29 AM PDT by dagoofyfoot
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To: TigersEye
The police may differ but Shawndeeia still thinks it's a hat.

Well, it is. It's called an asshat.

28 posted on 04/06/2012 6:27:59 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: dennisw; mickie
"Where does she get the money .......?"

Well, six kids and probably one in the oven is good for a couple grand in cash a month in aid to dependent children, plus other "benefits" like food stamps, rent assistance, medical and a free cell phone.

The six fathers get off, of course....we pay for their sexual recreation while they remain unknown and untouched forever.

Being so fertile and still young, this sharp cookie-ette has every prospect of living in a McJackson McMansion in some plush neighborhood somewhere, someday.

This baby machine thing is big business now, folks....a huge billion dollar tax-money-stealing industry run by the manipulators of Holder's people under the leadership of the capo of all capos, Barack Omafia.

Leni

29 posted on 04/06/2012 6:33:44 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: grundle
Her driving record includes two accidents and previous violations for having a defective windshield or rear window, having no insurance, failing to use her safety belts, failing to use child restraints, failing to stop behind a limit line, making an illegal turn against a posted sign, driving with defective lighting equipment, driving with a missing license plate and driving with a suspended license.

This woman, like Tyler Perry, has obviously been the victim of profiling.

30 posted on 04/06/2012 6:43:22 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Kickass Conservative

Six kids huh? Are all the Father’s Blind?


Beer goggles do strange things.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 6:57:10 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: MinuteGal

dittos on all that plus the legal and illegal immigrants are doing the same thing as Holder’s people. Having lots of babies to get the welfare, housing, free medical, EBT cards money that go along with all that. The original population of the United States that built America and died in our wars is forced to pay (taxes) to support all these leechers people of color 3rd worlders spitting out babies. Babies are great but do it with your own money don’t steal mine you halfwits!!!


32 posted on 04/06/2012 7:35:44 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: dagoofyfoot

If you weren’t by yourself someone might think you’re crazy. :-)


33 posted on 04/06/2012 10:43:32 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Erasmus
Well, it is. It's called an asshat.

I always wondered what that meant.

34 posted on 04/06/2012 10:45:12 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: dennisw
tattooed all over her chest. Where does she get the money for that?

Idiocracy is right! It infuriates me to no end.

I see this at the local WalMart all the time. Mothers texting or yapping on the phone, they are dressed nicely with the weave and fake nails while their dirty, unbathed kids are in worn clothing. There should be home inspections and proper sanctions on these Welfare Queens who don't provide the basics for their children but are tattooed, weaved, and looking for the her next baby daddy on face book so that they can increase their welfare income with every kid they pop out, abuse and neglect.

35 posted on 04/06/2012 11:49:26 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

There a Walmart supermarket near me. Just has supermarket items. It’s an EBT magnet. At 60% of the people ahead of me are paying via EBT and I’ll bet they have very new automobiles. The EBT cards here have an American flag on them


36 posted on 04/07/2012 8:50:29 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: submarinerswife

They have got scamming the welfare system down to a T and they all exchange advice with each other on how to do it


37 posted on 04/07/2012 9:00:37 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Lucky2

Hey, the new Ebonics, “Wher U B” works perfectly on all those IKotex things Holder’s peoples seem to have............


38 posted on 04/11/2012 10:30:26 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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